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The 2018 elections could see the highest turnout for a midterm since the mid-1960s, another time of cultural and social upheaval. "It's probably going to be a turnout rate that most people have never experienced in their lives for a midterm election," Michael McDonald, a professor at the University of Florida who studies turnout and maintains a turnout database, told NPR. McDonald is predicting 45 to 50 percent of eligible voters will cast a ballot. That would be a level not seen since 1970 when 47 percent of voters turned out or 1966 when a record 49... [Read More]
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There have been and could remain lots of twists and turns in the confirmation battle of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. [Read More]
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A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds more believe Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault while they were in high school, after both made their cases last week. [Read More]
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A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds that amid the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation battle, the share of Republicans saying the 2018 midterms are "very important" have spiked. [Read More]
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A former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford tells NPR that she does not know if an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took... [Read More]
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After saying on social media that the incident "did happen," a former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford tells NPR she does not have first-hand knowledge of it. [Read More]
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A former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford tells NPR that she does not know if an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took place as she first suggested on social media. "That it happened or not, I have no idea," Cristina King Miranda told NPR's Nina Totenberg. "I can't say that it did or didn't." That's different from what Miranda wrote Wednesday in a now-deleted Facebook pos t that stated definitively, "The incident DID happen, many of us heard about it in school." Ford alleges that more than 30 years ago, when she and Kavanaugh were... [Read More]
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee say they want to hear from Christine Blasey Ford — and have given her a number of options to make that happen. [Read More]
The Senate Judiciary Committee is moving forward with a hearing Monday on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Also, a look at public health after the hurricane. [Read More]
The primaries are over, so where does the battle for control of Congress stand now with less than two months until the November midterms? [Read More]
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An NPR/Marist poll finds that as the president has waged a trade war, Midwestern voters have moved in big numbers toward the Democrats less than two months before November's elections. [Read More]
Progressive candidates have scored big upsets recently against candidates steeped in the Democratic establishment. The New York gubernatorial primary is another test this week. [Read More]
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They were deeply at odds over policy, but the former vice president and the senator, who died Saturday, had a friendship born of mutual respect and love of country. [Read More]
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They were deeply at odds over policy, but the former vice president and the senator, who died Saturday, had a friendship born of mutual respect and love of country. [Read More]
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Through the lens of today's era of partisanship, it makes little sense that Joe Biden and John McCain would be friends. Biden is cut from a decidedly liberal cloth; John McCain was conservative. And they deeply disagreed on policy. But they were friends for 40 years, born out of a mutual respect for each other, and on Thursday, Biden is honoring his friend at a ceremony at North Phoenix Baptist Church in Arizona after McCain requested the former Democratic vice president eulogize him at his funeral. "My name's Joe Biden, I'm a Democrat, and I loved John McCain," Biden... [Read More]
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The Arizona Republican was known for reaching across the aisle when big things had to be tackled. But the number of lawmakers willing to do that now is dwindling. [Read More]
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The big story from Tuesday's primaries come from Florida, where progressive, Bernie Sanders-endorsed Democrat Andrew Gillum won his party's nomination for governor. He will take on Rep. Ron DeSantis, who prides himself on his closeness with President Trump, who enthusiastically backed him. In Arizona, meanwhile, a nasty fight is taking shape between a Republican former fighter pilot, Rep. Martha McSally, and Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat who tried to appeal to independents while Republicans duked it out over who is most like Trump. Here are five top takeaways from Tuesday night: 1. Florida, Florida Florida — The... [Read More]
There are two high-stakes GOP primary contests this Tuesday. In Arizona, it's a Senate race to replace Sen. Jeff Flake and in Florida, it's a race for the state's next governor. [Read More]
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The two-time presidential candidate served for 30 years in the U.S. Senate and was a Washington institution known as a political maverick. He had an aggressive form of brain cancer. [Read More]
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